This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 17 November 2011, amend the Domestic Violence Rules 1996 (the principal rules) consequentially on the commencement of sections 6, 9, and 12 of the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2011.
The amendments amend form DV 16 (Temporary protection order) and form DV 17 (Protection order) of Schedule 1 of the principal rules to inform the parties that—
if a temporary protection order automatically becomes a final order after 3 months, the final order comes into effect immediately:
the respondent, and any associated respondent, has 10 working days after receiving the temporary protection order to notify the court that he or she objects to a direction to attend a programme:
an order continues to protect—
Date of notification in Gazette: 6 October 2011.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.